Heart of Darkness Teaching Unit Book 10 Lesson Plans Plus 26 Student Handouts and Activities
This unit stresses chapter-by-chapter analysis of plot, character, figurative language, and themes in Heart of Darkness. Lessons investigate multiple levels of reading the novel, consider Kurtz as a tragic hero, and probe Conrad’s emphasis on the motif of light and darkness. In-depth consideration is given to the controversy regarding race issues in the novel. Students participate in large and small group discussion, complete map activities, and brainstorm about topics in the novel, and critique readings.
Assessments include quizzes, an objective test, essays, and reading comprehension questions.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
- Leadership and responsibility
- Productivity and accountability
Heart of Darkness is a psychological novella describing a trip up the Congo River when the Congo was viewed as a Belgian possession. It investigates the widespread negative effects of imperialism, and focuses attention on illusions and choices which shape lives for either authenticity or betrayal.
Includes 10 lesson plans and 26 handouts.
Grades 9–12. High school. Reproducible. 70 pages.
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